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10 Steps to Healthy Hair Washing

John Simmonds

Posted on January 12 2018

10 Steps to Healthy Hair Washing


1. Are You Washing and Drying your Hair correctly?

Follow these instructions and you’ll end up with less hair damage and healthier, better-looking hair:  

  • Wet your hair with plain warm water.  
  • Put the shampoo in your hands and rub them together to get the lather up before applying it to your hair.  
  • Work the shampoo into the scalp and massage gently with your finger tips to get the lather up.  
  • Let your hair hang while you rinse it thoroughly.  
    1. 2. If you’re in a bath tub, lean your head forward as you rinse the shampoo out with warm water.  

      3. If you’re not using a shampoo that contains conditioner, put a separate conditioner in your hands and apply it to the scalp first before working it into the hair. Leave it on for at least a couple of minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.  

      4. Shampoos combined with conditioners can be very effective for most men with short hair and for hair that’s not damaged.  

      5. Towel-dry your hair gently by patting it; don’t rub your scalp and hair briskly with the towel and don’t blow-dry your hair when soaking wet.  

      6. Comb or brush your wet hair gently. If you use a conditioner properly, the tangles should be relatively easy to take out with a wide-toothed plastic comb or brush.  

      7. If you use a mousse, gel, or setting agent, it’s best applied after you pat-dry your hair, when the hair is still damp.  

      8. So-called  wet gels  give the hair a glossy appearance.

      9. If you blow-dry your hair, don’t do so when the hair is soaking wet.

      10. If you use a blow-dryer, be sure to keep it moving constantly so that the heat isn’t concentrated in one area of your hair. It’s always best to use the lowest heat and the lowest speed you can get away with because high heat causes hair damage. Also, damage generally occurs at the end of the blow-drying cycle, so always turn off the drier before your hair is completely dry.